Symbaloo is a personal starting page that allows you to easily navigate the web and compile your favourite websites all in to one visual interface. You can save your bookmarks in the cloud and access them from anywhere with any device. You could also set it as your entry page when you log into the web which could be great when using your computer with the IWB in school!
“Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking tool that makes it simple and fun to organize the best of the web. You have all your favorite websites at your fingertips. With an account you can access your bookmarks from everywhere with any device and share your online resources with others.” (Symbaloo)
You could collect together a set of maths games, an online story to read and perhaps a science experiment. You can also gather all of the useful web links for a topic together so that children can access the sites that you want them to see and are relevant to the topic. It is possible to change the games weekly or monthly, or even set them for homework. Symbaloo is an easy way of sharing sets of gathered bookmarks or favourites for your pupils.
The You Tube Video below shows how simple Symbaloo can be to use:
For personal use, Symbaloo is free; however, for a small cost it could be shared with pupils, each having their own log-in and their teacher’s collection of web links gathered ready for them to use.There are already huge numbers of educational collections which can be added to a teacher page. For some hints and tips, why not read how one teacher manages his class account here .